The one show I had to see while in Toronto…That Night in Toronto!
Curated by The Jealous Curator (AKA Danielle Krysa), this exhibition of 10 Canadian artists pays tribute to the poetry / lyrics of the Tragically Hip with 20% of sales to be donated to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research! As Daniella Krysa notes, “This show is a heartfelt tribute from one group of Canadians to another – and simply our way of saying, “Hey man, Thanks”. The show at Mayberry Fine Art was slated to run July 1 − 31 but I believe may have been extended…
I have been a big fan of The Jealous Curator’s blog and podcast, Art for Your Ear so I was pretty thrilled to hear that this show she was curating my actually concide with a family vacation in the vicinity. I was stoked to see her playful mixed media collage in person and see a show curated with her fresh and distinctive eye! I didn’t get a shot of everything in this fascinating show but a pretty good representation, where possible I have included lots of links to the artists websites.
Danielle Krysa – Tired as fuck I want to stop so much I almost don’t want to stop – found image and gouache – 2017 (detail)
Danielle Krysa – Culled and wooed, bitten, chewed, It won’t hurt you if you don’t move – found image and gouache – 2017
Sara Genn -We get to feel small - oil on canvas - 2017
Ben Skinner - If Only We Had Nothing To Say – mixed media - 2017
Annyen Lam – In my head the game goes quiet - lithograph, monoprint, handout paper – 2017
Don Proch - The Gord Landscape with Passing Comet and Jean Jacket Collar – mixed media - 2017
Sean William Randall - I Thought of Leaving it Behind - acrylic - 2017
Meghan Hildebrand - After a glimpse over the top – acrylic on canvas - 2017
Sarah Gee Miller - What Blue – acrylic and styrene on panel - 2017
Jay Dart – Lookin’ Fer A Place t’Happen - graphite and watercolor on paper - 2017
Joe Fafard - Doves of War – laser cut steel and powder coating - 2017
Ben Skinner - All Of My Heroes Are Women – mixed media - 2017
My daughter who was tagging along also loved the show…now I need to introduce her to the band!
Mayberry Fine Art is a lovely gallery, just across the street from the Art Gallery of Ontario, where it turns out we even had time to take in the Georgia O’Keefe exhibit and at least 4 of the group of 7!!!